Why is My Car Leaking Water?

Car Leaking Water

If you’ve noticed water collecting under your car, it’s usually a simple fix. As long as you determine the cause and address it quickly, you most likely won’t need to invest much time or money. Some leaking water is nothing more than normal condensation in your vehicle’s air conditioning and engine systems. Exhaust condensation is also normal, and can result in water dripping from your tailpipe. It’s important to know the difference between normal water leaks, and the ones you should get checked out at your local Kyle service center.

Identifying the Cause of Leaking Water

If you’ve found water leaking from under your car, it’s important to find the source right away. You’ll also need to know whether the leaking fluid is water, or another automotive liquid. Follow these simple steps to discover the culprit:

  • To determine the leaking liquid’s color, place a sheet of paper under the leak. If it’s yellow, green, or blue, your car is leaking coolant. While the color can usually identify coolant, check your vehicle’s coolant level just to make sure. If it’s low, schedule automotive service near New Braunfels to replace the leaking reservoir.
  • If you find large amounts of water and white smoke coming from your vehicle’s exhaust pipe, the cause could be a blown gasket. A blown gasket causes coolant to burn along with your fuel, and is definitely something you should have checked out by a professional.
  • If you discover a leak near the front tires of your car, it could be leaking windshield wiper fluid. Confirm this by checking that the liquid is a blue color. If your car spends a lot of time in the cold weather, windshield wiper fluid can freeze and crack the fluid reservoir as it expands.
  • If you aren’t comfortable fixing any of the above leaks by yourself, don’t delay having them looked at by a certified technician. Small problems can grow into larger ones, costing you more in repairs. If you find a leak and cannot determine the cause, it’s always best to play it safe and let a professional inspect your car.

What Fluid is Leaking From My Car?

Even if it looks like water leaking from under your car, there are a lot of other fluids in your car that could be leaking. Always check the color of a leak to determine whether it’s a less serious issue like leaking windshield wiper fluid, or something you might need to address ASAP to stay safe on your Georgetown commute:

  • Red – Transmission Fluid or Power Steering Fluid
  • Orange – Transmission Fluid or Radiator Coolant
  • Yellow – Radiator Coolant
  • Green – Antifreeze from Water Pump, Hoses, or Radiator
  • Blue – Windshield Wiper Fluid
  • Dark Brown – Brake Fluid or Older Engine Oil
  • Light Brown – Newer Engine Oil or Gear Lubricant
  • Pink – Power Steering Fluid or Transmission Fluid
Coolant Levels

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Our team of expert technicians specialize in servicing Acura vehicles. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more service advice such as why your engine may be overheating, how to change the Acura cabin air filter, or how often to change your oil. Visit us in Austin to take advantage of our rotating selection of service specials today!

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As part of our commitment to support the men and women who serve our communities during these trying times, Sterling Acura of Austin is offering a 25% discount on any repair or maintenance needed to all active first responders and healthcare workers.

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020
Oil and Filter Service Special


  • Includes regular, synthetic and synthetic blend oils
  • Complimentary Car Wash and Vacuum
  • Complimentary multi-point inspection performed
  • Complimentary battery inspection
  • Have service done while you wait in our modern, state-of-the-art executive service center lounge

Offer cannot be combined with any other special, discount or offers. Does not include sales tax, shop supplies or hazardous waste disposal. Not valid on past purchases. Must present coupon at the time of service write up. Some restrictions apply. See Service Advisor for details. Valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020
Brake Pad Special

$199.95 Per Axle, including rotor resurface!  

You get competitive prices and same day service performed by our award-winning service department.


  • Rotor resurface
  • Complimentary multi-point inspection
  • Complimentary car wash and vacuum
  • Complimentary battery inspection

Offer valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin. Not valid on past services. Offer cannot be combined with other service specials/coupons. See Service Manger for details.

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020
Tire Price Match Guarantee


Offer applies to In stock tires only with purchase of a set of 4 tires. Offer cannot be combined with any other special, discount or offers. Does not include sales tax, shop supplies or hazardous waste disposal. Not valid on past purchases. Must present coupon at the time of service write up. Some restrictions apply. See Service Advisor for details. Valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin

EXPIRES: 12/31/2020

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Allow our team to show you our constant commitment to exceptional service. Our well-trained, hardworking service experts are here to make sure you get the kind of stellar service that you need in a timely manner. From oil changes to transmission replacements and every single type of service in between, we will stay committed to bringing you top-of-the-line customer service on any vehicle model, whether it is new or pre-owned.


Offer valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin Service & Parts Center. Limited discount up to $350. See dealer for details. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers.

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020

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